Boat Scrapyard Reaches 30,000 Members

The Boat Scrapyard group on Facebook has reached 30,000 Members. Since we hit 25,000 members a month ago the group has started to snowball.

Members are joining from all across the globe. There are people sat in Canada, India, Italy, South Africa and all across the United States. We hope that the Boat Scrapyard group continues to grow throughout the boating communities around the world.

The initial plan for the group was just to share what boats we have coming in. Maybe to sell parts or offer a few project boats. Whilst this is still the case the group has developed into much more. Our members will seek advice on how to fix their boats or source tricky boaty parts. Some members sell items either on the group or through our Marketplace website. It’s really developed into a boating forum. Helped along with plenty of giveaways along the way to incentivise more members to join.

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Boat Scrapyard Marketplace

The Boat Scrapyard Marketplace site was set up alongside the group to cater for people who aren’t on social media. It’s a totally free place to list and sell the items. We charge no fees, although people can choose to upgrade their advert for £5.

When boat owners get in contact about their boats we can now always offer a solution. We can either scrap the boat or offer them the chance to try and sell it on the Group/Marketplace site. The aim is for the group and marketplace site to become a big online boat jumble. It was always an aim of ours to try and help the many American boat owners who would contact us. Now the Boat Scrapyard Group has become a forum for people to talk over their boating needs.

Road to 40k

Our aim now is to get to keep growing. We now see no reason why we can’t reach 40,000 members. With a bit of luck we should get there by the summer! So if you’re reading this and haven’t joined yet, come on in! Once you’re in make sure to invite your boaty friends to join.